Data Engineer Internship

Salary DKK 3,000 - DKK 13,000

Join a Silicon-Valley backed scale-up in the heart of Aarhus!

WasteHero is a Danish tech scale-up working to solve the problem of inefficient waste collection through smart software and hardware technologies. We’re focused on helping local authorities and organizations save on resources by implementing data-driven waste collection. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

WasteHero developers are shaped to be future superheroes, and our superhero team consists of the most capable developers located in Aarhus. You will be part of an innovative and dynamic team with a flat structure. WasteHero is full of strong technical-minded people who all are on a mission to provide sustainable waste management to all corners of the world. We will provide you with the opportunity to grow and challenge yourself with cutting-edge technologies.

Job description

WasteHero harnesses machine learning to optimize every aspect of waste management, such as route optimization and prediction of container fullness. In your role as a Data Engineer, you will help in designing and maintaining data-pipelines that will be used by scalable models that calculate the ideal time for waste collection, determine sensor behavior, investigate customer data, and other similar valuable features.

Your daily tasks could be draw from the following list of examples:

  • Debugging & refining data pipelines

  • Unit tests at class & component level,

  • Developing, maintaining, and testing data pipelines (e.g., SQLAlchemy, Apache-Airflow, UnitTest).

  • CI/DC pipelines for data products

  • Processing pipelines to format, clean and enrich our datasets

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working with technical and non-technical people

  • Good Python programming skills: Object Oriented Programming, Python Module design.

  • Familiarity with Linux administration and software developing tools: e.g., Bash scripting, Git, Make, Docker.

  • Passion for Data Analysis and Data Management: basic knowledge of SQL and Python data packages (e.g., Pandas, Numpy, Sci-kit-Learn, Jupyter) is a bonus.

  • Codeline discipline

  • Interested in following recent technologies and web trends

  • Comfortable with PM tools: Bitbucket, Jira and Confluence

  • Simplicity and efficiency-focused without getting lost into details: find simple (even sub-optimal) solutions that work and can be improved and scaled subsequently

  • Ability to work independently while communicating in a simple and clear form (basic presentation skills in English, documentation searching, and reading, not just copy-paste).

What you need to know

The internship is paid (if your place of study allows it) and full-time to fit with your University's requirements. The internship runs for five to six months, depending on your needs. We are always interested in hiring interns afterwards, either as student workers or full-time employees, so there are plenty of opportunities for work after the internship, based on performance.

Start date:  between August - September 2022

Duration:  between five to six months

Why Apply

  • When you intern at WasteHero, you’re not just an intern, you’re an important part of our team. You’ll be handed responsibility and freedom for your tasks, but your work mates will always be here to support your development when you need a helping hand.

  • Become part of a company that is working towards solving important global challenges through technology. SDG #11 is our focus.

  • Plenty of room for growth and initiative.

  • A fast-paced, collaborative start-up environment.

  • The WasteHero team is from all over. Denmark, Australia, Spain, England, India, Hungary, Taiwan, Italy - we’re a mixed bag! And we like it that way. We welcome Danes and Internationals alike, so you’ll always feel at home at WasteHero.


  • Option to learn new skills every day

  • Plenty of room for growth and initiative

  • A fast-paced, collaborative scaleup environment

  • Free snacks, coffee, etc.

  • A great location in Aarhus

  • You'll get a chance to work with some of the most cutting-edge technologies

Personal attributes

  • A person who does not take themselves too seriously and adapts to office culture

  • Open minded and always pushing towards innovative ideas

  • Can work in a spontaneous and dynamic atmosphere where they are commonly faced with split second decisions


How to Apply & Next Steps

Kindly send your CV (including motivational letter) and LinkedIn Profile via The Hub. We look forward to hearing from you!

We'll be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis. If we think you sound like a good fit, you can expect an invitation for an interview and a short task as the next steps in the recruitment process.

If you have any questions about the position or are wondering whether you're a good fit, feel free to send an email or give us a call with any questions.

We are growing quickly right now, and we want you to join us on our journey in this very exciting phase. So, don't hesitate to reach out if you want to know more!

For more information or questions please contact us at or phone number 60481851

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Free office snacks
Free office snacks

Peckish after lunch? We got your back with soft drinks, treats and fruit.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

See all 9 benefits

Working at

90% of the world’s waste is collected at the wrong time. At WasteHero, we help cities and businesses reduce their CO2 emissions and collection costs by as much as 50% by monitoring the fill level in containers in real-time so we can dispatch collections at just the right time. We are a fast-growing and ambitious scale-up with a solution touching customers in 50+ countries and are backed by Silicon Valley investors. We are determined to be a world-leading provider of the most sustainable and cost-efficient solution for modern waste management software 🚀 Are you ready to join our mission to redefine the category for modern-day waste management software to save the world? 🍀

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